The recent dog attack cases in the Philadelphia area are quite alarming. Week after week, we've heard of dog attacks, some of them fatal.
Just last week, a mother and her two children were attacked by a dog that appeared to have run out of a neighboring business. The dog attacked the mother and her children and then went after a man who tried to intervene. Such attacks are on the rise and can be devastating and fatal.
Under Pennsylvania law, dogs must be leashed and licensed. Many times, these kinds of attacks occur because dog owners fail to properly leash their dogs. In this recent attack, a local news agency reported that the dog came from one of the local businesses and had in fact, been kept there. If this is indeed true, then that business owner or the actual dog owner may be liable for this attack.
Also, other people can be held liable as well. In some situations, breeders, trainers and even dog sitters might also share liability for dog attacks.
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Category: Dog Bite Cases
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